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Strong winds delay annual Riviera Maya sacred journey event

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Strong spring winds have delayed the start of a traditional Riviera Maya event. The Sacred Mayan Journey, which normally takes place toward the first weeks of May, has been delayed to the last weeks.

Weeks of ongoing wind has affected not only small fishing boats, they have also caused a delay in the canoe journey from the Riviera Maya mainland to the island of Cozumel.

This year, Xcaret has postponed the two-day event until May 24. “In accordance with our philosophy and seeking to offer unique and unforgettable experiences, Grupo Xcaret informs that the Sacred Mayan Journey will be postponed to May 24 and 25, 2024, due to changes in weather conditions in the Mexican Caribbean. This decision is aligned with the recommendations of the Port Captaincy,” they reported.

“The safety of the canoes and canoeists, as well as our visitors and collaborators who make this event possible, is and will continue to be our priority. Given the weather conditions expected for this weekend, all we have to do is remain patient and make decisions aimed at the well-being of all,” said Leticia Aguerrebere, from the Directorate of the Sacred Mayan Journey.

People who have a ticket or invitation will be able to access the event on the new dates without the need for changes.

Grupo Xcaret appreciates the effort, involvement and understanding of the communities of Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Cancun, Tulum and others who, during these months of preparation and waiting, long to see the journey.

The weather is a decisive factor and due to gusts of strong wind and wave conditions, postponing it for a week was evaluated as the best alternative.